Refugees & People Seeking Asylum

Creative projects and practical support for refugees and People Seeking Asylum.

In 2014, we became the first ever Theatre of Sanctuary.

This means we are committed to being a place of safety, hospitality and support for refugees and People Seeking Asylum.

We work closely with refugee organisations and with volunteers from refugees and People Seeking Asylum in Leeds to offer a range of creative and practical projects, and we welcome those who join us to our Playhouse community.

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Speak to our Creative Engagement team to get involved, find out more, or refer a person.

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Asmarina Voices

Fridays (Term time)

Our free informal and fun singing group for refugee women.


Wednesdays (Term time)

Weekly drop-in for young people who are refugees or seeking asylum.

Conversation Café

Every Tuesday

Practise your English speaking skills over a hot drink.

'Amazing Women' by Asmaina Voices

Did you know...

We’re The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre

Leeds Playhouse won UK Theatre's Most Welcoming Theatre Award for 2022.


    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell